Nov. 3 - Nietzsche's Positive Conception of the Self
In Beyond Good and Evil (1886), after criticizing the traditional conception of the soul, Nietzsche writes, "Between you and me, there is absolutely no need to give up 'the soul' itself, and relinquish one of the oldest and most venerable hypotheses." He then goes on to make some suggestions: "The path lies open for new versions and sophistications of the soul hypothesis...concepts like...the 'soul as subject-multiplicity' and the 'soul as a society constructed out of drives and affects'" (§12). Drop by on Thursday, as we read and discuss this and related passages, in an attempt to get to the bottom of what Nietzsche has in mind.
Thursdays - 11:45–12:45 PM
Schmitt Hall, room 242 (the new Philosophy department seminar room)
What is P4L?
Students and professors close-read and discuss a few of the greatest passages in the history of philosophy.
No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!
Should I bring anything?
Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.
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